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Commencement Traditions
 
Laurel Parade, 1922 courtesy MHC Archives
 
Commencement of the class of 2003.
 
Ivy Exercises of the class of 1922 courtesy MHC Archives
 
 
 

The End... and the Beginning Commencement week has encompassed a number of traditions, including the Laurel Parade, Senior Mountain Day, Ivy Exercises, Step Singing and Senior Serenade. At one time, even Play Day and May Day were considered part of the Commencement "season". Commencement marks the final threshold for all Mount Holyoke students: the moment when they cease to be harried and excited seniors and become joyful and relieved alumna, joining the thousands of women who are proud to call Mount Holyoke their Alma Mater.

 

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This page was created by Jennifer Loomer '04 and Katherine Underwood '05 in History 283, Fall Semester 2003
jmloomer@mtholyoke.edu and kaunderw@mtholyoke.edu